Carey Lowell was quite worldly before her Bond days. Her family traveled often when Lowell was young, but would eventually wind up in Colorado. Lowell would attend college at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she would study Literature. After, she would pursue a modeling career in New York City.
Her big break came when she was a cast as Pam Bouvier, a CIA agent who teams up with Bond in the 1989 film, License to Kill. After that, Lowell would star as Jamie Ross on Law & Order.